Over-the-counter and prescriptionHealth office staff administer over-the-counter and prescription medication in the school setting in accordance with Kyrene Governing Board Policy (Policy 5-404).
The following are required:
- Prescription medication must be in its original prescription container and labeled by the pharmacist. Over-the-counter medication must be in the original factory container with all warnings and directions intact. Many pharmacies provide home and school medication containers when requested. No medication in envelopes, foil, or baggies will be accepted.
- All medication should be brought to the health office and picked up from the health office by an adult. Students should not carry medication to and from school.
- Up to a 30-day supply will be accepted.
- A consent form for administering prescription and non-prescription medications must be completed for all medications administered at school.
- Sample prescription medication must be accompanied by a prescription. Only medications that are needed to treat an existing ailment will be stored in the health office.
- Expired medications will not be administered.
- Medication will be given in a dosage that is weight and/or age-appropriate as indicated by the manufacturer’s recommendations and/or licensed healthcare provider order.
- A consent form for administering prescription and non-prescription medications beyond a three-consecutive-day period to ensure medications are not masking the symptoms of a serious health condition.
- A student may carry and self-administer an inhaler or epinephrine device with proper labeling and written parental permission. Student should report to an adult and/or the health office after use.
- School health offices DO NOT stock aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Benadryl, hydrocortisone cream, antibiotic ointment, cough drops or calamine lotion.
- School Health Offices will stock acetaminophen and dispense with parent/guardian permission for temperatures of 101° F and above.
- The Arizona Department of Health Services will not allow preschool children to have stock medication of any form.
- Medications will not be routinely dispensed to students during the first and last hour of the school day.
Last Modified on July 27, 2023